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Key considerations for constructing successful project teams

Posted by Prue Beams on March 14, 2019

All programs and projects require the right skills, roles and functions to create high-performing teams capable of delivering the strategic vision, business outcomes and project objectives (time, cost, scope and stakeholder expectations). Many projects choose to overlook some roles and place more emphasis on others.  This results in one of the most common problems facing Higher Education Institutions and more broadly global IT change programmes and that is…. underestimation.

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Topics: Higher Education

The value of benchmarking in Australia's TAFEs: Identifying and addressing improvement opportunities.

Posted by Mat Kirby on March 11, 2019
Accurately identifying inefficiencies 

The words and the backdrop may differ, but the sentiment is largely the same across the world’s Post Secondary Education (PSE) systems – find out which parts of the organisation are less efficient and address those inefficiencies.  

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Topics: Higher Education, Skills, Training and Employability

What is it really like to be an apprentice?

Posted by Hannah Cutting on March 7, 2019

Since the 2017 introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, we have been delighted to welcome a host of apprentices to the business, we have apprentices working in across Tribal Group in HR, Benchmarking, Finance, Education Services and Higher Education.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Launching your college app: tips from the world of social media

Posted by Hannah Cutting on March 4, 2019

We know that students want an easy and familiar way to communicate with their fellow students and tutors, through our research into students’ communication preferences. You may have heard that in-house apps are paving the way forward in communication within UK universities and colleges, in the form of private social media apps. Once an institution has invested in an app, they have the daunting task of getting hundreds, if not thousands of students to engage with the new tool. Here’s some tips we’ve identified through researching some of the biggest and best social media apps and accounts, to help make your in-house social media app launch and adoption a success.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Degree Apprenticeships: 7 important things you need to know

Posted by Emilia Skora on February 28, 2019

With apprenticeship programmes firmly established in government policy, they are just too important for higher education to ignore! Higher and degree apprenticeships are an attractive, debt-free way to become a student, and once graduated, a highly employable individual. They can generate an income stream for universities, and establish and reinforce existing links with employers, providing them with fully competent professionals. What’s not to like?

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Modelling the impact of changing enrolment patterns in post-secondary education

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 28, 2019

Many OECD countries currently face falling domestic enrolments. Universities have been able to successfully prop their numbers up by looking to the international student market for a number of years, but there is increased concern about an unsustainable over-reliance on international students.  

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

Improving financial performance and mitigating risk in post-secondary restructures

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 25, 2019

Post-secondary education systems regularly change as a result of new government policy, or the introduction of initiatives to tackle under-performance in student outcomes or financial terms. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

Beyond software: bringing more to our customer implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 21, 2019

Partnering with institutions to deliver successful IT change programmes means more to Tribal than supplying the software. Tribal provides the right solutions and thought leadership to ensure your programme is successful and is the only partner that has a full delivery methodology toolkit covering:

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Topics: Higher Education

Ensuring success: Insights into rapid software implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 18, 2019

Thankfully, gone are the days of five-year Student Information System (SIS) implementations.  The drive for competitive advantage, and the need for faster benefit realisation, means there is a growing trend of customers demanding a more rapid and agile approach to both software development and project delivery.

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Topics: Higher Education

Smarter learning – how data analytics is shaking up the education sector

Posted by Liam Banks on February 14, 2019

It’s been dubbed ‘the new oil’ and businesses around the globe are scrambling to exploit the repositories of data in their keeping, in a bid to extract actionable insights that can give them an edge on the competition.

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Topics: Higher Education